Travel Impressions recently hosted its 19th annual "Best of the Best" gala event at Secrets Puerto Los Cabos Golf & Spa Resort, in Los Cabos, Mexico, where participants had a chance to view firsthand the destination's recovery from Hurricane Odile.
The event was held November 20 through 23.
"I really appreciated the time in Cabo," said Alex Sharpe, president and CEO, Signature Travel Network. "I thought that the city did a great job in rebuilding so quickly and the people of Mexico have always been so warm and welcoming, and now, even more so. As I tweeted out while I was there…Cabo is indeed back!"
Cece Drummond, director of tour products, CTA, said, "This was my first trip to Los Cabos so I can’t compare too much, but it certainly is an ideal vacation spot with spectacular beaches, diverse terrain and marvelous people. The area still has some work ahead in terms of returning to pre-Odile days, but I’m confident that the island’s resilient residents will continue to rebuild and attract more tourists in the New Year."
"While in Cabo attending Best of the Best I was incredibly impressed to see the very hard work everyone has put into the island’s recovery," said Kate Murphy, president, CTA. "Wherever there is damage, there are people building and hammering away to make sure it comes back even better than before. The resorts that are open are just beautiful and the people are very warm and welcoming and so happy to be serving their clients again."
During the event attendees also had the opportunity to provide a monetary donation for facilities and equipment for the Children’s Shelter & School #30, La Candelaria.
“Best of the Best” honors are focused on a limited number of agencies that are top performers for Travel Impressions. On-site activities included presentations by senior Travel Impressions leaders, a private tradeshow and networking sessions with key supplier partners, local excursions and other events.